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    I would also put fly traps around your yard to reduce and deter the local fly population.
    Mine are homemade, a glas jar with a black plastic flower pot upside down on top (those disposable ones plants are sold in, with holes in the bottom), and a black plastic cover 2cm above the holes of the flower pot, somewhat larger in diameter than pot and jar (hot glue is perfect for assembling). Then I put a little meat, cat- or dog food (doesn't need much, about a fingers size or so), water and some drops of dish soap in it, about half full. It takes a few days to start working.

    This works because the flies (exactly the types that cause problems) are atracted by the decomposing meat, and they always try to fly toward light - so when the entry holes are shielded from light they do not find out of the trap. Use large jars, emtying them is an ugly business.

    One warning: Those traps really do stink. But that's why they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi Heather

    Regards the boniness, have you tried to give her a bit extra to help her along? I give a pinch of dry porridge oats morning and evening to compromised and underweight rabbits, and also a few sunflower seeds (just the kernels).

    You could also perhaps try echinacea to build her immune system ..

    https://www.baldwins.co.uk/baldwins-...-fluid-extract


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    I will try those - all three of which I have at breakfast myself!

    Thank you.

    Heather

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    Thank you for the fly trap instructions Preitler - excellent advice. Will do.

    Heather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather E View Post
    I will try those - all three of which I have at breakfast myself!

    Thank you.

    Heather

    Welcome, good luck
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    Hi folks - an update...

    THANK you for all the support.

    Suzi has put on weight & is doing well - however she did reject my breakfast oats & sunflower seeds! I give her loads of chopped carrot & other veggies over night, along with way too many Excel Rabbits pellets. Anything to plump her up, I'm afraid.

    The fly trap was amazing, & I believe made a huge difference to the fly egg problem.

    I have been dusting her morning & evening with DE powder, & she has only been egged a couple of times since my last posting. Worst for ages was twice last week, when I think I may have been lax with the powder (because the weather had become cooler!). She's a puff-ball again now!

    Feisty little rabbit she is - which I so admire.

    Heather

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    I recommend using F10 Wound Spray with Insecticide. It can be used anywhere on the body, including open wounds, and fairly regularly. Rearguard is only licensed for use on the bum area and is a (expensive) monthly application. F10 is much cheaper, can be used more regularly (daily if needed) and WILL stop fly eggs developing, should you get any. It is readily available eg from Amazon. It is toxic to cats - so be careful if they may come into contact with it.

    The data sheets:
    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-452554

    F10 Wound Spray with insecticide:
    http://www.meadowsah.com/home/f10-tr...-products.html

    As your rabbit has known dental issues, I suspect these may be contributing towards her vulnerability to flies. If she can't groom properly, she won't be able to manage her coat or remove anything attracting the flies, or their eggs. I'm glad she is doing OK. Flystrike is an awful thing to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather E View Post
    Hi folks - an update...

    THANK you for all the support.

    Suzi has put on weight & is doing well - however she did reject my breakfast oats & sunflower seeds! I give her loads of chopped carrot & other veggies over night, along with way too many Excel Rabbits pellets. Anything to plump her up, I'm afraid.

    The fly trap was amazing, & I believe made a huge difference to the fly egg problem.

    I have been dusting her morning & evening with DE powder, & she has only been egged a couple of times since my last posting. Worst for ages was twice last week, when I think I may have been lax with the powder (because the weather had become cooler!). She's a puff-ball again now!

    Feisty little rabbit she is - which I so admire.

    Heather

    Hi Heather!

    You are so welcome - it's great to hear that she is putting on weight.

    You are obviously doing a great job keeping those pesky flies off her.
    Well done and continued vibes for you and Suzi x
    Up to date and comprehensive info on RHD2:
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    An extensive guide to all things RHD2 - Please Vaccinate!

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